Jon Lauck of Daschle v. Thune catches the Sioux Falls Argus Leader in yet another outright lie. The reactionary way in which editor Randall Beck treats anyone with the temerity to actually criticize him is the typical reaction of the tin-pot dictator who has grown too big for his britches.
The journalist’s first obligation should always be to the truth. Instead, Beck and chief political reporter David Kranz seem to spend more time covering up for their own shoddy fact checking and ingrained biases. The clearly and demonstrably biased coverage of the Argus Leader has made it, and Beck, national laughingstocks.
South Dakota deserves better than a paper whose institutional arrogance has clouded its editorial judgement.